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Lend Me a Tenor
by Ken Ludwig

Cast

Max Shannon Klatt
Maggie Debbie Bedecs
Tito Merelli Dean Albano
Saunders David Slykhuis
Maria Dianne Twietmeyer
Bellhop Ashton Lisitza
Diana Colleen Easton
Julia Leah Passler

Director

Dianne Twietmeyer & Cast

Promptor

Brenda Beaver

Stage Manager

Katharine Waldner


Stage Crew

Paul Twietmeyer
Dean Albano
Shannon Klatt
Jesse Twietmeyer
Doug Waldner
Ashton Lisitza
Dianne Twietmeyer
Danielle Parker

Will Elliott
Marion Biram
Marylin Carter
Dianne Twietmeyer
Don Carter

Make-up

Samantha Twietmeyer

Hair Styles
Sh'vaun Maher

Costuming
Shelley Slyhuis
Leah Passler
and cast

Synopsis:

This night in September of 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera CompanyŚworld-famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role at the gala season-opener. Saunders, the General Manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Morelli is late; when he finally sweeps in it is too late to rehearse with the company. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, Il Stupendo is given a double dose of tranquilizers which  mix with the booze he has consumed and he passes out.  His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he is dead. What to do? Max is an aspiring singer and Saunders persuades him to get into Morelli's Otello costume and try to fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo.  Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo!

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